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lofted

[ lawft, loft ]SEE DEFINITION OF lofted
  • as inlaunched
  • as inlob
  • as inloot
  • as inplunder

Synonyms for lofted

  • begun
  • floated
  • sent
  • afloat
  • aloft
  • put in motion
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LOFTED

The strength of long putts can generally be more accurately regulated with a lofted putter than with a straight-faced one.

He lofted the head in his left hand, looking up at the still-open dead eyes.

As a matter of fact it had been lofted high into the air and both I and the caddie had seen it with the most perfect distinctness.

He lofted to the ground with one quick heave, steadied on his swaying feet as the automatic flashed into his hand.

WORD ORIGIN

"an upper chamber," c.1300, from late Old English loft "the sky; the sphere of the air," from Old Norse lopt "air, sky," originally "upper story, loft, attic" (Scandinavian -pt- pronounced like -ft-), from Proto-Germanic *luftuz "air, sky" (cf. Old English lyft, Dutch lucht, Old High German luft, German Luft, Gothic luftus "air").

Sense development is from "loft, ceiling" to "sky, air." Buck suggests ultimate connection with Old High German louft "bark," louba "roof, attic," etc., with development from "bark" to "roof made of bark" to "ceiling," though this did not directly inform the meaning "air, sky." But Watkins says this is "probably a separate Germanic root." Meaning "gallery in a church" first attested c.1500.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR LOFTED

launched

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  • afloat
  • aloft
  • begun
  • floated
  • lofted
  • put in motion
  • sent
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